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    Sea Fury on Steroids!

    Hi All,

    The undoubted star of the 2012 Flying Legends, in my opinion, was the Australian Navy Sea Fury. What a fabulous display it was! Here are a few pics............ Hope 2013 is even better!








    TTFN,
    Neil

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    It looks really powerful. nice shots
    Last edited by craig88; 26th March 2013 at 00:41.

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    Nice shots.
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    Excellent captures Neil, thanks for sharing.

    This display was one of the highlights of Legends 2012 for me too.
    Al

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    Agree, She was one of my favourites this year....
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    Day we went there was a bit of wind, I gather on a still day the display is even better. Great photos of a stunning aircraft.
    Push enough pixels around and it'll look like an aeroplane profile.

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    It's a beautiful aircraft. It's just a shame that she is not fitted with a Centaurus.
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    "...she is not fitted with a Centaurus." Is she fitted with a 3350?
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    I think more likely a P&W 2800.


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    She has a Wright R-3350 fitted.

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    Hi All,

    Whatever engine the Sea Fury has it's pretty damn impressive. The climb outs were fantastic - the aircraft just seemed to keep going up without losing speed. I hope these few pictures can show just that.







    Pegasus, I think we could not have been far away from each other -


    TTFN,
    Neil

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    I couldn't agree more! Stunning pictures of a stunning aircraft perfectly displayed.
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    Both the French registered Furies are powered by Wright R-3350's, as are most of the "Americanized" Furies. The only exceptions as far as I'm aware are Dreadnought, flying with a whopping 28-cylinder P&W R-4360, and Argonaut with a P&W R-2800. Both were converted by Sanders Aeronautics, and the R-2800 fit on Argonaut is a fairly recent modification which could be applied to other examples in due course. The Sanders website is well worth checking out, click the "Aircraft" tab in the red bar...

    http://www.sandersaircraft.com/

    Great pics Neilly, it was certainly a great display.
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    More nice shots.
    Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude.


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    Thanks for the comments, one and all - always appreciated.

    Ant, you've not lost your touch for gems of information - that's a good site to look at, too.

    TTFN,
    Neil

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